Our dog is a big part of us, so it’s required you love them – we’re a package deal.
We take them outside to poop, clean said poop, feed them, walk them, bring them to the vet, and we don’t hate it. While we won’t clean your poo or take you to the vet, we’re certainly going to take very good care of you.
With that stated, it’s assumed (and mandatory) that you’re going to be alright cuddling with both us and our dog.
If it’s any consolation, we’re quite proficient at (and generous with) head scratches.
If you’re dating a dog person and aren’t so fond of the little guy, you can never fess up to it.
To us, you liking the pet (and the pet liking you in return) is more important than our parent’s impression of you, because we can work on that.
If you’re not a dog person yourself, you may never understand the affection we share with our four-legged kin, nor do we expect you to.We get that the relationship with our pooch can get a little far-fetched at times, but that’s probably not going to change – they totally deserved that rhinestone pillow embellished with their initials and that personalized dog bowl made of sterling silver.So if you’ve started dating a dog lover, or happen to date one down the road, these are some things you should know about us.Assuming the pooch has been in our lives prior to our involvement with you, you have to expect that plans might be cancelled due to the dog either being sick, or hurting itself. Don’t let this make you jealous, because our dog won’t ever replace you.As stated earlier, the dog is like a family member, and you should appreciate that we’re treating them so well, it just goes to show you how well you’ll be tended to down the road.To a dog person, there isn’t much difference between a human family member and a furry one.Personally, I call my dog my “little brother”, and if anybody suggests otherwise, they best step back. A general rule of thumb when dating a dog person is to never say our beloved is “just a dog” – this isn’t appropriate in any context. Dogs occasionally lick their butts and eat grass, you say? Drool, like the fur that’s almost always present on our jet-black clothes, is just another knowing trait of owning a dog, and we wouldn’t trade these minor inconveniences for the world. Our voices practically change themselves when interacting with something so cute.Before you came into our lives, our pooch was the preferred cuddle buddy.Every dog owner cuddles with their dog, and if they don’t, it was their dog’s choice not to – sometimes they just want to go to sleep, and that sucks for us.We’ve purchased a puppy that we will love and care for its entire life, if that doesn’t tell you we’re ready for commitment, I’m not sure what can.If you can stay with a dog lover in their wildest moments, you’re a keeper.